Free iPhone development training

A few months ago, I was talking with a friend about programming on an iPhone.  We were discussing the potential audience that an iPhone commanded.  I didn’t know much how the iPhone operated (I don’t own one), however, it did pique my interest enough to research it a bit.  So, shortly after that conversation, I went to the Apple Dev Center and perused the Getting Started Documentation.  Well, it was more than a little confusing.  I’m a .NET developer and certainly didn’t have a grasp on the iPhone or it’s programming model.  Needless to say, I didn’t make it very far in reading that initial documentation.

Last night, I was surfing blogs and came across David Hayden’s blog.  He had an entry on iPhone development and again I was reminded that I didn’t really give it my all in getting under the hood of the iPhone.  David’s post pointed to free iPhone training by Stanford University on iTunes.  WHAT?!  FREE?!  So now I have downloaded the almost 24 hours of video and 17 PDFs.  This time I will give the iPhone the attention it deserves.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to put together a Hello World app on an iPhone.  (Anyone want to let me borrow a Mac OS X and iPhone?!)

Use the following link to find the free training.  It should either open iTunes and allow you to download the videos/PDFs, or it’ll prompt you to install iTunes.

http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/itunes.stanford.edu.2024353965.02024353968